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Not enough me, not enough day…

There are times when life throws more curveballs than we can handle and in order to keep fighting the good fight, something’s got to give… I don’t talk about it very often, and many of you may not know this about me, but I have suffered from an anxiety/depression disorder for many, many years.  Most of the time, I do fairly well, but when the curveballs start flying, sometimes my anxiety takes over and I struggle with panic attacks, and my ability to prioritize tasks, make decisions, etc. becomes severely diminished. And, when that happens, I find it helps to take something off my plate for awhile.

I’m hoping to start creating and posting again more regularly, but in the meantime, I just wanted to say, “I’m still kickin’; I’m just out fielding some curveballs at the moment.”




Support A Hero: “Red” Friday OWH blog hop

OWH Red Friday Bloghop

Welcome to my stop on the Operation Write Home Red Friday Bloghop! If you’ve gotten here without starting at the beginning, you’ll want to click HERE and start from the top. We’re turning “Black Friday” into “Red Friday” by supporting our nation’s heroes!

Operation Write Home is a charity that sends blank handmade cards to service members deployed overseas. They’ve sent nearly 3 million cards! That’s a lot of letters and love heading home to those who are keeping the home fires burning.

Here’s the card I designed for today’s hop:





November through February are the slowest months for OWH, and that’s something we as crafters can do something about! We all have a handful of cards in our stash — we don’t even need to take a break from our holiday preparations to just write Operation Write Home on the back and send them in, right? That’ll keep our heroes busy writing home during a long winter away from home.

Be sure to read the information on the Stars and Stamps post so you send in what’s needed (no Christmas cards, no glitter, A2, etc) – and make a hero’s day by giving them a beautiful creation to write home on!

What’s a bloghop without prizes? See the Stars and Stamps post for the full list of goodies by the bloghop sponsors – and go link up YOUR love card there, too! There are prizes for both those who comment on the blogs as well as folks who share their own creation!

The next stop on the hop is….

Sandy Allnock


Hasn’t it been a fabulous hop?! Love seeing everybody’s fun creations!

Happy Holidays!


Heads’ up, Buttercup! Black Friday begineth! :)

Oooh! Need to stock up? Have some treasures on your wish list? This weekend Ellen Hutson, LLC celebrates 8 years–oh my!!! Where has the time gone?! I can’t believe it! So proud of my dear friend for this pretty awesome accomplishment!

Here’s the scoop:


12:00am Friday, November 28th Pacific Standard Time (3:00am Eastern Standard Time), running through 7:00am PST, save 20% on every item currently in stock. Upon checkout please enter the following one time use promo code to redeem your discount: early2014


Enjoy savings of 15% on all in stock items from Friday, November 28th 12:00am through Monday December 1st at midnight PST. At checkout please enter the following promo code: anniv2014


Snag savings of 20% on any remaining in stock items from Monday, December 1st 12:00am running through 9:00am PST. At checkout please enter the following one time use discount promo code: cyber2014

AND, guess what? If you order $75 (after discount & excluding shipping and handling) during the anniversary celebration, you’ll receive a limited edition exclusive die set (while supplies last) designed by yours truly just for the occasion! Because you “rock”! *mondo grin*


EEP! I love it! *happy sigh*

Alrighty, then! Happy shopping!


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